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Carnival Victory Cruise Review by Peakbagger

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Carnival Victory
Carnival Victory
Member Name: Peakbagger
Cruise Date: September 2010
Embarkation: San Juan
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Cabin Category: 8F
Cabin Number: 1111
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   5+ out of 5+
Dining 5+
Public Rooms 5+
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment Not Rated
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 2.0
Embarkation 5+
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 5+
Rates 3.0
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Carniival Victory : a great surprise
Many helpful crew all of whom spoke good English , even the deck hands, from a really nice wide variety of countries. Front desk staff least helpful, go figure.

Joe Farcus decor amazing - the jazz lounge with museum quality Greek vases and club furnishings, the Russian czar walk up bar, the Hong Kong/ Macao casino decor, the original Olympics sports bar . The overall theme was the oceans of the world and it is magnificently done.

I feel as though I had the best cabin on the ship #1111, easy access to the mid ship sun and fun, steps from the gym, total privacy and tranquility due to only 13 other cabins on the spa deck and no one across the hall or on one side.

The best gazpacho and sauce bernaise I have had in years. Really smart hostesses in the open seating dining room who paired me nightly with perfect dinner companions.

So what's not good ? The lumpy bridge of the queen bed, the slow room service, the non aquatic shore excursions which are based on tedious bus rides. That said, the sailing plus snorkeling and swimming outings are excellent.

It's a big ship so we were surprised it veered off at St Martin and wouldn't dock due to Igor, and kayaking was cancelled for the same reason in St Kitts which is a very pretty and civilized island cf Dominica which is a miss. People were terrified by the roads, the tubing river filthy and dangerous and the whole experience off putting.

The cafeteria, as on all ships is awful. Lousy food lying about for hours. Stick to the dining rooms and you cannot go wrong. For those, and I am one , who won't go near burgers or pizza there is a sushi bar for between meal ( healthy) snacks and it too has gorgeous pelagic themes, appropriately.

All in all I was very pleasantly surprised by this boat and the truly nice people on the cruise. I would love to go on it again; it was a real pleasure.

Publication Date: 01/16/11
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